The 20 Most Important LGBT Figures In History

According to this assessment on, it's a mixed bunch through history.

Authors, artists, politicians, civil rights leaders.

Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Abe Lincoln ...

(On the floor with that last one? Well, sorry -- I guess Abe freed his boyfriend's trouser snake.)

Also, transgender influentials Sylvia Rivera and Christine Jorgensen.

And I'm in there, too -- sort of.

After all, the members of ACT UP are listed as number 17, and I was one of them!

As for who numero uno is, you'll have to click to see.

Hint: He was the subject of an Oscar-winning movie.

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